Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Art for Animals Contest

There is a wonderful art contest currently running over at the National Anti-Vivisection Society.  It's called Art for Animals.  The theme for 2014 is : Show us what compassion means to you. I know crafters are a very compassionate group, it is evident with all the amazing charity work I have seen out there on the nets! Here is a great opportunity to show off your talents and get the recognition you deserve.  

A little bit of info from the website:  "Consider addressing topics such as humane education; proper care of companion animals; the use of animals in biomedical research and product testing; passing and enforcing animal protection laws; and concern for endangered species. Your artistic talents can inform, inspire and help spread compassion for animals. 

Past submissions have been chosen to illustrate NAVS publications, posters, stationery, and other media. In addition, NAVS recognizes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in three age categories as well as Best Photo and Best in Show - all of whom are awarded cash prizes
Feel free to spread the word! Send them to our website where they can download our entry form. Or post our entry form in your classroom or community bulletin board. To receive an entry form via fax, mail, or email, please call 800-888-NAVS (800-888-6287)."

The contest is open to all forms of art, even the spoken word! I am going to crochet a piece having to do with protecting Endangered Species.  One year I got honorable mention for a small quilt I made of two guinea pigs in love.  With three age groups to compete in this contest is great for everyone in the family.  

I know some of the topics presented can be difficult if not impossible to talk to children about.  Looking to the positive ideas such as proper pet care, protecting endangered species, and compassion to all living things helps them learn in a supportive nurturing thought process, focused on the good we can all do! Now is as good a time as any to introduce these concepts into their lives, if they haven't already been exposed to them.

I hope you will give this contest a try, you will feel so good about yourself know how your art helped make a difference.

Thank you for reading!


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